Author Archives: Deirdre Perez


Designer to Watch – Trager Delaney -

Kim Trager and Lowell Delaney, design duo behind British label Trager Delaney, have come a long way since launching their collection for Spring/Summer 2013. For example, Dree Hemingway is featured in their latest campaign for Autumn/Winter 2014, which can be found in coveted boutiques such as Matches and Joseph. What has been inspiring you this season? This season is all about the ...
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Designer to Watch – Danielle Romeril -

Buzzworthy Irish designer Danielle Romeril cut her teeth at Sharon Wauchob in Paris, Alberta Ferretti in Italy, and Sinha-Stanic in London. Since the successful launch of her own line in 2012 she has garnered the support of NEWGEN and Topshop. What has been inspiring you this season? The collection is inspired by a wild camping trip I took in the Wicklow mountains ...
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Designer to Watch – Ji Oh -

New York-based, Korean designer and Central Saint Martins alumnus, Ji Oh, is gaining a well-deserved following with her eponymous line. Favoring leather, silk and jersey she creates her signature look through modern layering. What has been inspiring you this season? I’m inspired by people who draw attention with their glamour…those with a style that is simply-done yet provocative. What is the theme of ...
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Designer to Watch – Hellessy -

Hellessy designer, Sylvie Millstein, founded her luxe brand based out of New York in 2012. Born in Paris to a French father and Japanese mother, Millstein effortlessly blends characteristics of both cultures with a modern aesthetic. Each collection is made in America and incorporates sumptuous materials, exquisite details, and a precise fit. What has been inspiring you this season? Art, in particular, ...
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Balmain -

GRAPHIC SEVENTIES Paris: After a recent trip to Los Angeles, creative director Olivier Rousteing was enamored by the carefree lifestyle of its citizens. As a result, a strong '70s influence pervaded his latest Cruise collection for Balmain. Graphic Navajo-inspired patterns and vibrant color juxtaposed with stark black-and-white made a bold statement.  – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Boxy tailored jackets / Updated ponchos / High-waisted flared pants ...
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Antonio Berardi -

BRIGHT + SUMPTUOUS New York: Antonio Berardi looked to the icons of the late '60s and early '70s, incorporating bright color and sumptuous materials, for Cruise 2015. Slim-cut suits with nipped waists and flared pants, mini hemlines and trapeze shapes were drawn directly from the era and given a modern twist. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Slim-cut suits / Trapeze dresses + coats / Fit-and-flare ...
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MSGM -

COLOR PLAY Milan: MSGM's Massimo Giorgetti created a vibrant collection featuring exotic prints drawn from Giò Ponti's ceramics, as well as, playful cacti and pineapple graphics. A combination of smooth and rough textures added depth and tactile surface interest. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Button-front shirts / Mini skirts / Boyfriend jeans / T-shapes / Fit-and-flare dresses / Shirt dresses / Mini shifts / Windbreakers ...
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Ports 1961 -

CRISP UTILITY Milan: Ports 1961 presented a collection of crisp looks with a modern twist. Cruise 2015 meant utility details, flirty elements in the form of voluminous fit-and-flare dresses and of-the-moment asymmetry. A neutral palette leant a sophisticated touch to fresh silhouettes. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Body skimming dresses / Flirty fit-and-flare dresses / Crisp cotton shirts / Jodhpur pants / T-shapes / Tailored ...
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Alberta Ferretti -

BRIGHT + OPTIMISTIC  New York: Alberta Ferretti showcased a colorful collection full of bright jewel tones for Cruise 2015. American artist, Mark Rothko, inspired painterly color-blocked motifs that were intricately crafted into silk intarsia. '60s and early '70s silhouettes kept it feminine with a touch of bohemian-chic. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Summer coats / Cocktail dresses / Floor-sweeping dresses / Suits + sets Color: Fuchsia / ...
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Emilio Pucci -

EXQUISITE SIXTIES Milan: The '60s were in full swing at Emilio Pucci for Cruise 2015. Creative director, Peter Dundas, sent forth a series of mini ensembles with boxy silhouettes cut close to the body. Luxurious craftsmanship was displayed through exquisite embroidery and cutwork. Breton stripes and Sardinian carpet-inspired embroidery delivered a seaside feel to the collection. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Tunics / T-shapes / ...
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Ter et Bantine -

EASTERN INFLUENCE New York: Manuela Arcari of Ter et Bantine created a modern look with athletic-inspired details and Eastern-influenced silhouettes for Cruise 2015. Contrasting panels, innovative materials and a keen attention to detail resulted in a striking series of statement pieces. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Tent dresses / Tank dresses / Wide-leg trousers / Boxy sets / Asymmetrical skirts / Pencil skirts / Windbreakers ...
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Trademark -

CLASSIC LINES New York: Trademark presented an array of crisp sportswear looks with an emphasis on clean lines. A mix of brights and mid-tones produced depth and dimension. Abstract graphics and texture play added a unique twist to an overall minimal aesthetic. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Summer coats / Boxy jackets / Cropped trousers / Sweater knits / Matched sets / Pleated skirts / ...
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Richard Nicoll -

POLISHED + NONCHALANT London: Richard Nicoll created a polished-yet-beachy feeling for Cruise 2015 by employing a combination of simple silhouettes and slightly crinkled materials. Each look was cut with just the right amount of ease.  – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: T-shapes / Relaxed summer coats / Tailored jackets / Button-front shirts and dresses / Sleeveless jackets / A-line skirts / Knit sweaters / Cigarette pants ...
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Giles -

COLOR PLAY New York: Giles Deacon produced a vibrant and playful collection for Cruise 2015. Whimsical flamingos, acid-bright pansies, and tie-dye brought the casual lineup of T-shapes, flared pants and flirty dresses to life. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: T-shapes / Flared pants / Relaxed summer coats / Tank tops / Tunic dresses / Tank dresses / Fit-and-flare dresses / Matched sets / Bomber jacket ...
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Joseph -

LUXE, CLEAN + NONCHALANT  London: Louise Trotter grounded her Resort collection for Joseph in ornate paisley. A sophisticated combination of luxurious jacquard, precise tailoring and masculine silhouettes created an alluring aesthetic that was both clean and nonchalant. – Deirdre Pérez Key Items: Masculine top coats / Pajama sets / Cigarette pants / Button-front blouses and shirts / Tailored jackets / A-line skirts / Matched sets ...
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